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Day: January 9, 2019

  • Happy New Year, fellow gamers! We’re excited to kick off 2019 with seven exclusive Xbox Game Pass quests! Members can earn up to 2100 Microsoft Rewards points by playing any game from the Xbox Game Pass catalog. It’s easy to rack up points that you can spend towards your membership or DLC for your favorite games — just play the games you love and watch your rewards grow. How does it work? Head to the Xbox Game Pass membership area on your Xbox One console to check out your quests. Members in the United States who complete their quests will earn Microsoft Rewards points. If you are not already a Microsoft Rewards member, you will be prompted to sign up on your Xbox One. Track your progress on Xbox One It is easy to track your progress. Just open the Microsoft Rewards app on your Xbox and check your quests. Your quest progress will update as you complete your quests. What games can I play? For the first time ever, you can earn points playing any game from the Xbox Game Pass catalog. Complete up to seven exclusive Xbox Game Pass quests before February 3 and earn up to 2100 Microsoft Rewards points: Extraction Expert: Complete two specific extraction achievements in Tom Clancy’s The Division to get up to 200 points. You earn points with each achievement. Complete this before January 31. Metro Redux: Play Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux to complete four specific achievements and get up to 200 points. You earn points with each achievement. Adventurer: Bring out your inner adventurer and get up to 200 points when you complete two specific achievements in Strange Brigade. You earn points with each achievement. Achievement Hunter: Get points with your first achievement and continue to complete up to 21 achievements in any combination of Xbox Game Pass games to get...
  • What’s in a name? Well, apparently lot. When it comes to choosing that perfect brand name that aptly describes your venture can be difficult, time-consuming, exciting yet it remains the most important element for any start-up or established firms/businesses alike. This article lists a few basic and simple steps, ensuring which will allow for the perfect branding of your venture. For novel brand name ideas and searches, you can check out Brandroot.com. Creating the brand avatar What are you building your brand for and your niche audience/customer base are the two main points that you and your team should think over in precise details. It is imperative to research and identify the characteristics of the ideal customer for the products and services by your brand. Market and consumer research is an exact science, and you need to define the target consumer for creating business and marketing strategies as well. So it’s well worth the research about the target for branding purposes. Don’t define the brand name right away before plotting the details. The internet can be your friend for researching the target market. Web assistant tools like Alexa can provide for demographic information including age, gender, location, ethnicity, and education. Brand investors can even gather “soft” intelligence using the Facebook and Twitter accounts of the customer base. The brand archetype According to various branding strategists, there are 12 major brand archetypes that include the Hero, the Outlaw and the Innocent. The brand archetypes are named so depending on the emotional attachment and feeling a brand name invokes. The non-verbal meanings and emotional association you want for your venture or brand need careful consideration. The key is in the details and adhering to a fixed set of branding guidelines for all future endeavors is the way to go! It ensures the...
  • In the next major release of Windows 10, Microsoft will reserve 7GB of your device’s storage to resolve a Windows 10 bug thrown up by Windows Update not checking whether a PC has enough storage space before launching after big updates. As Microsoft warned ahead of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, systems that don’t have enough space to install Microsoft’s ‘quality updates’ or new versions of the OS will see an error message explaining there is insufficient storage space. That happens because Windows doesn’t check if a device has enough space before initializing. Microsoft’s current solution is for users to manually delete unnecessary temporary files and temporarily move important files like photos and videos to external storage devices to make enough space for the update. This problem is more acute for devices with little storage capacity, such as many of the cheap 32GB flash-drive PCs on the market today. In Windows 10 19H1, or version 1903 when it’s released this year, Microsoft is introducing ‘reserved storage’, which will keep around 7GB of disk space — but possibly more — available purely so that updates can be installed smoothly. via ZDNet
  • Today we’re announcing two major updates to make GitHub more accessible to developers: unlimited free private repositories, and a simpler, unified Enterprise offering. We’re excited about these updates to our Free and Enterprise offerings: GitHub Free now includes unlimited private repositories. For the first time, developers can use GitHub for their private projects with up to three collaborators per repository for free. Many developers want to use private repos to apply for a job, work on a side project, or try something out in private before releasing it publicly. Starting today, those scenarios, and many more, are possible on GitHub at no cost. Public repositories are still free (of course—no changes there) and include unlimited collaborators. GitHub Enterprise is the new unified product for Enterprise Cloud (formerly GitHub Business Cloud) and Enterprise Server (formerly GitHub Enterprise). Organizations that want the flexibility to use GitHub in a cloud or self-hosted configuration can now access both at one per-seat price. And with GitHub Connect, these products can be securely linked, providing a hybrid option so developers can work seamlessly across both environments. Learn more GitHub Pro (formerly GitHub Developer) and GitHub Team are also available for developers and teams who need professional coding and collaboration features. And of course, open source contributors will still have everything they need to collaborate on public repositories, including our free version of GitHub Team. Whether you’re a student about to write your first line of code, an enterprise leader with teams around the world, or an open source maintainer, we want GitHub to be the best place for you to code, collaborate, and connect with the global community of developers. Today’s changes are a big investment in the future of GitHub, and we’re excited to see what you build in 2019. Via GitHub